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The Sega Genesis, known as Mega Drive (Japanese: メガドライブ Hepburn: Mega Doraibu?) in most regions outside North America, is a 16-bit video game console which was developed and sold by Sega Enterprises, Ltd. The Genesis is Sega's third console and the successor to the Master System. Sega first released the console as the Mega Drive in Japan in 1988, followed by a North American debut under the Genesis moniker in 1989. In 1990, the console was released as the Mega Drive by Virgin Mastertronic ...

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The Sega Genesis, known as Mega Drive (Japanese: メガドライブ Hepburn: Mega Doraibu?) in most regions outside North America, is a 16-bit video game console which was developed and sold by Sega Enterprises, Ltd. The Genesis is Sega's third console and the successor to the Master System. Sega first released the console as the Mega Drive in Japan in 1988, followed by a North American debut under the Genesis moniker in 1989. In 1990, the console was released as the Mega Drive by Virgin Mastertronic in Europe, by Ozisoft in Australasia, and by Tec Toy in Brazil. In South Korea it was distributed by Samsung and was first known as the Super Gam*Boy and later as the Super Aladdin Boy.

Designed by an R&D team supervised by Masami Ishikawa, the Genesis hardware was adapted from Sega's System 16 arcade board, centered around a Motorola 68000 processor as a primary CPU and a Zilog Z80 as a secondary processor. The system supports a library of over 900 games created both by Sega and a wide array of third-party publishers and delivered on ROM-based cartridges. It can also play the complete library of Master System games when the separately sold Power Base Converter is installed. The Genesis also benefited from numerous peripherals and several network services, as well as multiple first-party and third-party variations of the console that focused on extending its functionality.

In Japan, the Mega Drive did not fare well against its two main competitors, Nintendo's Super Famicom and NEC's PC Engine. However, it achieved considerable success in North America and in Europe, capturing the majority of the 16-bit market share in several territories including the United States and the United Kingdom. Contributing to its success were its library of arcade game ports, the popularity of the Genesis-exclusive Sonic the Hedgehog series, several popular sports game franchises, and aggressive youth marketing that positioned the system as the cool console for adolescents. Though Sega dominated the market in North America and Europe for several years, the release of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System resulted in a fierce battle for market share in those territories that has often been termed a "console war" by journalists and historians. As this contest drew increasing attention to the video game industry among the general public, the Genesis and several of its highest-profile games attracted significant legal scrutiny on matters involving reverse engineering and video game violence. Controversy surrounding violent titles like Night Trap and Mortal Kombat led Sega to create the Videogame Rating Council, a predecessor to the Entertainment Software Ratings Board.

By the end of 1994, when a new generation of 32-bit consoles rendered the system technologically obsolete, the Genesis had sold 29 million units worldwide, and by the end of its life Sega had sold an estimated 40 million units.

Thanks to Patrick Pace for his contributions in adding cartridge descriptions.

12 in 1 16 Tile Mahjong 16t 3 Ninjas Kick Back
3 in 1 4 in 1 688 Attack Sub 777 Casino
ATP Tour Championship Tennis A Ressha de Gyoukou MD Aa Harimanada Aaahh Real Monsters
Action 52 Addams Family The Addams Family Values Advanced Daisenryaku Deutsch Dengeki
Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle Aero Blasters Aero the Acro-Bat Aero the Acrobat 2
Aerobiz Aerobiz Supersonic After Burner II Ahriboy So Goood
Air Buster Air Diver Aladdin Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
Alien 3 Rev 1 Alien Soldier Alien Storm Alisia Dragoon
Altered Beast Rev 2 American Gladiators Andre Agassi Tennis Animaniacs
Another World Aoki Ookami to Shiroki Meshika Genchou Arcade Classics Arch Rivals
Arcus Odyssey Ariel The Little Mermaid Arrow Flash Art of Fighting
Assault Suits Leynos Asterix and the Great Rescue Asterix and the Power of the Gods Atomic Robo-Kid
Atomic Runner Awesome Possum Kicks Dr. Machinos Butt Ball Jacks Ballz
Batman Forever Batman Return of the Joker Batman Returns Battletech
Beastball Beauty and the Beast Belles Quest Beauty and the Beast Roar of the Beast Beyond Oasis
Bomboy Boogerman A Pick and Flick Adventure Captain Lang Captn Havoc
Chakan The Forever Man Chameleon Kid Clay Fighter Comix Zone
Contra Hard Corps CrazyBus v1.0 2005 Maneiro Tom es PD Crue Ball Crusader of Centy
Crystals Pony Tale Cutthroat Island Cuty Suzuki no Ringside Angel Cyber-Cop
Cyberball Cyborg Justice Dahna Megami Tanjou Dai Makaimura Rev 0
Daze Before Christmas Deadly Moves Dinosaurs Tale A Doki Doki Penguin Land MD
Double Dragon 3 The Rosetta Stone Dragons Lair The Adventure Continues Duel The Test Drive II Dune The Battle for Arrakis
EA Hockey Earth Defend The Ecco II The Tides of Time Ecco The Tides of Time
Fatal Fury King of Fighters Fengshen Yingjiechuan Flashback The Quest for Identity Flashback The Quest for Identity
Flintstones The Slam Dunk Shikyou Gekitotsu Fushigi no Umi no Nadia Gemfire
Ghouls n Ghosts Rev 2 Golden Axe Rev 1 Growl Heavy Unit Mega Drive Special
Herzog Zwei High School Soccer Kunio Kun High Seas Havoc Hit the Ice
Hokuto no Ken Shin Seikimatsu Home Alone Home Alone 2 Lost in New York Honoo no Toukyuuji Dodge Danpei
Hook Hyper Marbles Instruments of Chaos: Young Indiana Jones James Bond 007 The Duel
JuJu Densetsu Jungle Book The Kidou Keisatsu Patlabor 98-Shiki Kidou Seyo Labyrinth of Death
Last Action Hero Last Battle Lawnmower Man The Lemmings 2 The Tribes
Lethal Enforcers Lethal Enforcers II Gun Fighters Lion King The Lobo
Madden NFL 98 Magical Hat no Buttobi Turbo Daibouken Mallet Legend Mamono Hunter Yohko Makai Kara no Tenkosei
Maou Renjishi Micro Machines Might and Magic Gates Mighty Max
Monster World IV Moonwalker Rev 0 Mortal Kombat Mortal Kombat 3
Mortal Kombat II Mr Nutz Mr Nutz 2 Mugen Senshi Valis
Olympic Summer Games Onslaught Ooze The Operation Europe Path to Victory
Osomatsu-kun Hachamecha Gekijou Rev 1 Ottifants The Out Run Out Run 20
Out Runners Out of This World Outlander P.T.O. Pacific Theater of Operations
PGA European Tour PGA Tour 96 PGA Tour Golf III PGA Tour Golf II
Pac-Man Pac-Man 2 The New Adventures Pac-Mania Pac-Panic
Pachinko Canyon Rev 2 Paddle Fighter Pagemaster The Panorama Cotton
Paperboy Paperboy II Pat Riley Basketball Pele
Peles World Tournament Soccer Pengo Phantasy Star III Generations of Doom Phantasy Star II
Phantasy Star II Annes Adventure Phantasy Star II Hueys Adventure Phantasy Star II Kindss Adventure Phantasy Star II Shilkas Adventure
Phantasy Star The End of the Millennium Phantom 2040 Phelios Pink Goes to Hollywood
Pinocchio Pirates Gold Pit Fighter Pitfall The Mayan Adventure
Pocahontas Populous Populous II Two Tribes Power Athlete
Power Drive Power Instinct Power Monger Powerball
Predator 2 Premier Manager Premier Manager 97 Primal Rage
Prince of Persia Prince of Persia Pro Quarterback Probotector
Psycho Pinball Rev Puggsy Pulseman Punisher The
Putter Golf Puyo Puyo Puyo Puyo 2 Rev 1 Pyramid Magic
Pyramid Magic III Pyramid Magic II Pyramid Magic Special Quack Shot Starring Donald Duck Rev 1
Quad Challenge R.B.I. Baseball 3 R.B.I. Baseball 4 R.B.I. Baseball 93
R.B.I. Baseball 94 Race Drivin Radical Rex Ragnacenty Rev 1
Raiden Trad Rev 3 Rainbow Islands Rambo III Rev 1 Rampart
Ranger-X Ransei no Hasha Rastan Saga II Red Zone
Rent a Hero ResQ Revolution X Rings of Power
Rise of the Robots Risk Risky Woods Ristar
Ristar The Shooting Star Road Blasters Road Rash Road Rash 3 Tour de Force
Road Rash II Road Wars 2000 v0.07 RoboCop 3 RoboCop Versus The Terminator
Rock n Roll Racing Rocket Knight Adventures Rockman Mega World Roger Clemens MVP Baseball
Rolling Thunder 2 Rolling Thunder 3 Rolo to the Rescue Romance of the Three Kingdoms
Romance of the Three Kingdoms II Royal Blood Rugby World Cup Runark
Ryuuko no Ken SD Valis Sagaia Saint Sword
Same Same Same Samurai Shodown Samurai Spirits San Goku Shi III
San Goku Shi II San Goku Shi Retsuden Saturday Night Slam Masters Schtroumpfs 2 Les
Schtroumpfs Les Scooby-Doo Mystery Scrabble SeaQuest DSV
Second Samurai The SegGala v1.00 Sega Genesis 6-Pak Sensible Soccer
Sensible Soccer International Edition Shadow Blasters Shadow Dancer The Secret of Shinobi Shadow of the Beast
Shadow of the Beast Shadow of the Beast II Shadowrun Shane Warne Cricket
Shanghai II Dragons Eye Shaq Fu Shi Kin Joh Shin Souseiki Ragnacenty
Shin Souseiki Ragnacenty Rev 1 Shining Force II Shining Force II Inishie no Fuuin Shining Force The Legacy of Great Intention
Shining in the Darkness Shinobi III Return of the Ninja Master Shiten Myooh Shogi no Hoshi
Shove It The Warehouse Game Show do Milhao 2001 Tec Toy BR Show do Milhao Volume 2 2002 Tec Toy BR Shura no Mon
Side Pocket Simpsons The Bart vs. The Space Mutants Simpsons The Barts Nightmare Rev 2 Skeleton Krew
Skitchin Slap Fight Slaughter Sport Smash T.V.
Snake 3D 2005 Evermind Development PD Snake Rattle n Roll Socket Sokoban
Sol-Deace Soldiers of Fortune Soleil Sonic 3D Blast
Sonic Classics Rev 1 Sonic Compilation Sonic Crackers Rev Sonic Eraser
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Rev 2 Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Sonic the Hedgehog Rev 1 Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball
Sorcer Kingdom Sorcerers Kingdom Rev 1 Sorcerian Space Funky B.O.B.
Space Harrier II Space Invaders 90 Space Invaders 91 Sparkster
Speedball 2 Brutal Deluxe Spider-Man Animated Series Spider-Man Venom Maximum Carnage Spider-Man X-Men Arcades Revenge
Spider-Man vs. The Kingpin Spirou Splatterhouse 2 Splatterhouse Part 3 Rev
Sport Games Spot Goes to Hollywood Squirrel King Star Control Famous Battles of the Ur-Quan Conflict Volume IV Rev 3
Star Cruiser Star Trek Deep Space Nine Crossroads of Time Star Trek The Next Generation Rev 1 Starflight Rev 1
Stargate Steel Empire The Steel Talons Stone Protectors
Stormlord Stormlord Story of Thor The A Successor of the Light Story of Thor The Hikari wo Tsugu Mono
Street Fighter II Plus Champion Edition Street Fighter II Special Champion Edition Street Fighter II Turbo Street Fucker 2000 RJSoft PD
Street Racer Street Smart Streets of Rage 2 Streets of Rage 3
Streets of Rage Rev 1 Strider Strider Hiryuu Strider II
Striker Summer Challenge Sunset Riders Super 15 in 1
Super Airwolf Super Baseball 2020 v1.00 Super Battleship Super Battletank War in the Gulf
Super Fantasy Zone Super H.Q. Super Hang-On Rev 1 Super High Impact
Super Kick Off Super League Super Masters Super Off Road
Super Ping-Pong Super Real Basketball Super Street Fighter II The New Challengers Super Thunder Blade Rev 1
Super Volleyball Superman Surging Aura Swamp Thing
Sword of Sodan Sword of Vermilion Syndicate T2 The Arcade Game Rev 1
TNN Bass Tournament of Champions Rev 1 TNN Outdoors Bass Tournament 96 Taiga Drama Taiheiki Taikou Risshiden
Tale Spin Talmits Adventure Target Earth Task Force Harrier EX
Taz-Mania Team USA Basketball Techno Clash Technocop
Tecmo Cup Football Game Tecmo Super Baseball Tecmo Super Bowl Tecmo Super Bowl III Final Edition
Tecmo Super Bowl II Tecmo Super Hockey Tecmo Super NBA Basketball Tecmo World Cup
Tecmo World Cup 92 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Return of the Shredder Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles The Hyperstone Heist Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Tournament Fighters
Teitoku no Ketsudan Tel Tel Mahjong Tel Tel Stadium Terminator 2 Judgment Day
Terminator The Tetman v0.2 2005 Kaneda PD Tetris Theme Park
Thunder Force III Thunder Force II Thunder Force IV Thunder Force IV
Thunder Fox Tick The Time Dominator 1st Time Invaders v0.02 2005 Pinheiro Haroldo PD
Time Killers Tinhead Tintin in Tibet Tiny Toon Adventures
Tiny Toon Adventures Acme All-Stars Todds Adventures in Slime World Toki Tom and Jerry Frantic Antics
Tommy Lasorda Baseball Tony La Russa Baseball 95 Top Fighter 2000 MK VIII Top Gear 2
Top Pro Golf Top Pro Golf 2 Total Football Toughman Contest
Toxic Crusaders Toy Story Toys Trampoline Terror
Traysia Triple Play 96 Baseball Triple Play Gold Trouble Shooter
Troy Aikman NFL Football True Lies Truxton Turbo Out Run
Turma da Monica na Terra dos Monstros Turrican Twin Cobra Twin Hawk
Twinkle Tale Two Crude Dudes Tyrants Fight Through Time Uchuu Senkan Gomora
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 Ultimate Soccer Ultimate Tetris Uncharted Waters
Uncharted Waters New Horizons Universal Soldier Unnecessary Roughness 95 Urban Strike
Urutoraman Uzu Keobukseon V.R Fighter vs. Taken2 VR Troopers
V Five Valis III Valis Syd Valis The Fantasm Soldier
Vampire Killer Vapor Trail Hyper Offence Formation Vectorman Vectorman 2
Vehicle Minigame 2003 Johnny13 PD Venom Spider-Man Separation Anxiety Vermilion Verytex
Viewpoint Virtua Fighter 2 Rev 1 Virtua Racing Virtual Bart
Virtual Pinball Vixen 357 Volfied WWF Raw
WWF Royal Rumble WWF Super WrestleMania WWF WrestleMania Wacky Races
Waialae no Kiseki Wani Wani World Wardner Wardner no Mori Special
Warlock Warpspeed Warrior of Rome Warrior of Rome II
Warsong Waterworld Wayne Gretzsky and the NHLPA All-Stars Waynes World
Weaponlord Wheel of Fortune Whip Rush 2222AD The Invasion of the Voltegians Whip Rush Mystery
Wild Snake Williams Arcades Greatest Hits Wimbledon Wings of Wor
Winter Challenge Wiz n Liz Wolfchild Wolverine Adamantium Rage
Wonder Boy III Monster Lair Wonder Boy V Monster World III Wonder Boy in Monster World World Championship Soccer II
World Championship Soccer Rev 3 World Class Leader Board World Cup Italia 90 World Cup USA 94
World Heroes World Series Baseball World Series Baseball 95 World Series Baseball 96
World Series Baseball 98 World Trophy Soccer Worms Wrestle War
Wrestleball X-Men X-Men 2 Clone Wars X-Perts
XDR X-Dazedly-Ray XZR Xenon 2 Megablast Ya-Se Chuan Shuo
Yogi Bear Ys Wanderers from Ys Yuu Yuu Hakusho Gaiden Yuu Yuu Hakusho Makyou Toitsusen
Yuu Yuu Hakusho Sunset Fighters Zan Yasha Enbukyoku Zany Golf Rev 1 Zero Tolerance Rev 1
Zero Wing Zero the Kamikaze Squirrel Zombie High Zombies
Zombies Ate My Neighbors Zool Zoom Zoop


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